Posts with tag Dennis Sprung

A Judge’s Conscience: Dog Shows, ‘Gay-Friendly Propaganda’ and Russia

This week’s column will be a little different, perhaps more personal than usual, but I believe a question I’m concerned with right now may apply to a lot of other dog people as well. Should dog show judges have a conscience? That sounds like a weird question, I know: of course you need to have… read more

AKC Position on Russian Anti-Gay Legislation and 2016 World Dog Show

American Kennel Club President and CEO Dennis Sprung and Chairman Alan Kalter recently sent the letter below to the president of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), Rafael de Santiago, in response to the international organization allowing Russia to host the 2016 World Dog Show: Dear Rafael, One of the most compelling aspects of the human-canine… read more